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  1. Weather & Climate Intro to Weather Clip Adapted for Abney 4th graders by F. Matthews

  2. Weather • the condition of the air at a certain time and a certain place.

  3. Climate • The weather of a place averaged over a long period of time.

  4. What are two major factors of weather and climate? • Precipitation • Temperature

  5. Precipitation – • the amount of water that falls • Liquid water = rain • Frozen water = snow or sleet or hail Rain Clip

  6. Humidity • The amount of moisture in the air

  7. How much of earth’s surface is covered by water? • Three quarters of earth’s surface is covered by water.

  8. What is the most important factor in determining the climate of a place? • Location of a place determines its climate North Pole Tropics

  9. What are three factors that affect weather & climate? • Elevation • Distance from the equator • Distance from a large body of water

  10. Elevation • How high a place is above sea level

  11. Four Types of Climates • Tropical • Temperate • Subarctic • Polar